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A Meriam Calendar, Ancient & Modern
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Meriam life swings upon an axis of the two great seasons in the tropical year: the cool, southeast trade winds' season, between April and early August, and the hot and rainy "northwest" season, from December to March.

There is also the transitional "northeast season" and the time of the southwest winds.
...we call it Watai...
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Land Bilong Islanders, Las, Watai, wind
...I use nature for my book...
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calendar, canoes, gardening, housing, Mer, Meriam culture, Passi, Sam, Stars of Tagai, yams
Grass Houses
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1898
housing, Meriam culture, Meriam history
Malo Dance 1967
Video
1967
dancing, Land Bilong Islanders, Las, Malo, Malo dance, Malo's laws, Meriam culture, sacred
Cone Shells
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fishing, sea, shells, Stars of Tagai, trade
...It's a Yam...
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food gathering, gardening, Land Bilong Islanders, land use, Meriam culture, yams
Tagai
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Meriam culture, Stars of Tagai, Tagai, Torres Strait
Yam Gardeners
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gardening
...This yam is like a bank...
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Land Bilong Islanders, land ownership, yams
Elders Demonstrating a range of traditional skills, Native Title Week, Mer
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Jun, 4, 1997
Meriam culture, traditional skills
Malo ceremonial dance as drawn by A.C.Haddon
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1898
ceremony, Haddon, A.C., Malo's laws, Meriam culture, songs
Adapted To Their Continent
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Australia, First Fleet, indigenous people, land use
Las
Topic
 
Las, Las, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Malo, Mer, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Murray Island, Piadaram, Zogo le
Listening To The Sea
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fishing, Great Barrier Reef, sea rights, seafarers